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Avista

39 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP, England
+44 20 7596 3115
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££££
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LOCATION
39 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP, England
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1 - 10 of 297 reviews

Reviewed 31 May 2018

Once for the tasting menu and once for afternoon tea. Both were absolutely amazing and the staff can't do enough for you. We will certainly be going back

Thank Janddj123
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

First of, let me start by saying the service by the waiters and waitress was fine. They were polite and attentive. The afternoon tea was not too bad although it wasn't as good as I was expecting it to be for the price. The sandwiches...More

Thank Samantha A
Reviewed 24 March 2018

I booked this tea for two through Buyagift and thought it would probably be your basic London restaurant style.... but... set in a peaceful Grosvenor Square... we were greeted by very professional but friendly staff who thoroughly looked after us throughout our visit. We were...More

Thank Jayne H
Reviewed 4 March 2018

My friend and I found out about this place when we were looking for Afternoon Tea deals. It sounded nice so we decided to try it. We were welcomed and sat at our table straight away. The room was nice enough and the table looked...More

Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

When we travel into London for a meal, we always think of Avista first. There's a lovely little bar where you can enjoy a cocktail or bottle of Prosecco or both before dinner! We enjoyed a tasting menu which was gorgeous. The service is always...More

Thank Toni L
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Extremely well presented and delicious food, we enjoyed a fixed price 7 course taster menu. Everything is carefully chosen and with the best ingredients, there is care in every aspect. It is a minimalist style Italian (Neapolitan) menu, but so inventive and balanced. We of...More

1  Thank David S
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Dear David, We much appreciate your review, comment, feedback... we can call it in different ways, but is nice and a pleasure to read it. We always drive the guest in enjoy the lunch or dinner as you did, having a good wine with it,...More

Reviewed 21 December 2017

Food was amazing, service was outstanding and staff were so so accommodating. We went for a tasting menu and I had called in advance about dietary requirements. They created me a bespoke menu, no meat, no fish, no mushrooms, which was absolutely delicious. Compliments to...More

Thank Sunita J
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Dear Sunita, It is nice to read your words. Thank you very much for this review, which give us the confident that our effort (in particular during this time of the year) is felt by our guests. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. i wish...More

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Complicated billing - very sure we overpaid due to deliberately complex ways of itemising a very simple meal. The service was average to poor - restaurant virtually empty yet staff were very unattentive. On one occasion we made direct eye contact with a waiter on...More

1  Thank ahedger
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Dear Ahedger, Thank you for the time take in writing a feedback. I am surprised to read that the staff have turned around three times, giving a wrong feeling. However, i will take as topics to work on, and get better on track. So if...More

Reviewed 15 December 2017

I have made a solo reservation of Daily menu including 1/2 bottle of water and tea/coffee via OpenTable. This didn't work as they served full bottle of water and charged coffee. 10 pounds overcharge is ok to me as this amount is not large, however...More

Thank Tochelin
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Dear Tochelin, I would like to say thank you on the review regarding the service and food. I am not sure if the issue of the water was mentioned straight away to myself of my assistant, but sometimes we need to challenge a third party...More

Reviewed 1 December 2017

Treated by our Daughter to a 5 course taster Lunch, We were greeted with a smile and all the staff who served us were very friendly and took time to explain each course to us. The meal was a pleasent 2 Hour break in our...More

Thank SimonC3243
Fabio S, Manager at Avista, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Dear Simon, Despite the time passed, i would like to thank you for the nice words used to describe your experience with us. it will be a pleasure to meet you again for another great experience. Merry Christmas. Fabio Settembre

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cocoboskey
5 January 2017|
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Response from FabioS5495 | Property representative |
Dear Cocoboskey, we only require a smart casual dress code. thank you Fabio
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N8789CRdavid
22 May 2016|
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Response from Champagne27_12 | Reviewed this property |
Tasting menus are always smaller portions than main course. About the size of starters. The food and atmosphere at Avista is excellent. Sure you wouldn't be disappointed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$79
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Saturday
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP, England
  • Public Transportation: Bond Street Tube StationBond Street Tube Station 5min. Green Park Tube station 10min.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7596 3115
  • E-mail
Description
Avista is located in the heart of Mayfair and featuring its own private entrance at 39 Grosvenor Square, Avista is a 75 seat restaurant, with a separate bar for up to 25, and private dining room for 12. The main focus of Avista is the granite square upon which your chefs prepare the final touches to the dishes before your very eyes. Meanwhile, the interior has been brought to life by celebrated designer David d'Almada and sets the mood with a cool ambience making this location both light and spacious, whilst retaining a chic and "Mayfair" feel.
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